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SANTINI NAMED TO ACADEMIC TEAM
Lauro Earns Third Straight All-CC Nod
Lauro Joins Exclusive Group

Junior outside hitter Julie Lauro of the Muhlenberg volleyball team has been selected
Julie Lauro
Lauro is 10th in Division III in kills per game.
to the All-Centennial Conference first team for the third year in a row.

Lauro led the CC in kills by a wide margin, averaging a school-record 4.99 per game. In CC matches, she knocked down 5.50 kills per game. Lauro also led the Mules in hitting percentage (.254) and blocks (52) and was second with 281 digs. She had 19 double-doubles in 25 matches.

During the season, Lauro reached career milestones of 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. She became the program's all-time leader in kills when she recorded her 1,337th in a match against Swarthmore and currently ranks 11th in CC history with 1,392 career kills. Lauro earned a spot on three all-tournament teams and was named MVP of Muhlenberg's Buttermaker Tournament.

Lauro is only the fourth player in CC history to earn first-team All-Centennial honors three times, joining Jen Power (Franklin & Marshall, 1994-96), Catherine Schott (Gettysburg, 1996-99) and Jen Constantino (Haverford, 2000-03).

Lauro was the only Muhlenberg player named to the All-CC volleyball team.

Muhlenberg football senior Frank Santini has been selected to the Academic All-America College Division District II Football Team, chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

To be nominated for the Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must
Frank Santini
Santini made the all-district second team last year.
be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and a starter or significant reserve on his team. The District II College Division consists of all non-Division I colleges and universities in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

As a first-team selection, Santini will go on the ballot for national Academic All-America honors.

A double major in religion and economics, Santini has started every game at right tackle for the last two years. He was a unanimous selection to the All-CC first team in 2003 and is serving as a team captain this season. Santini received the “Dominator” Award from the Mule coaching staff as offensive MVP of the Franklin & Marshall game and won “Big Hit” awards for Grove City and Johns Hopkins.

In addition to his classroom and football accomplishments, Santini has a strong record of community service. He organizes football team visits to cancer patients at Lehigh Valley Hospital and served as community service chair of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.


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Last updated November 11, 2004